Bar Association Gen Secy Paudel injured as lawyers clash with police (With video)
KATHMANDU: General Secretary of the Nepal Bar Association (the umbrella body of lawyers across the country) Lilamani Paudel among others were injured in a clash that broke out between lawyers and police personnel on Thursday.
The clash ensued when a group of agitating lawyers tried to enter the premises of Supreme Court.
Former Vice-Chairman of the Bar Association Kumar Sharma, central member Raman Karna and Patan High Court member Mukundra Bhattarai were injured in the clash, senior advocate Tika Ram Bhattarai said.
The lawyers have been staging demonstrations for the past few weeks demanding resignation of Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana, who has been accused of seeking to appoint his brother-in-law as a minister in the Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government and delaying the hearing of cases filed against appointments to the constitutional bodies.